Parenting and Mediation Library
Education is a huge part of our practice and we have an array of books and videos (our parenting and mediation library) that clients can find in our office library. For those exploring any of the services we offer, we include the titles found in our library below so that you can educate yourself with our recommended list of titles.
Help for Kids of Divorce
Books and/or films can be a helpful way to start conversations with your kids about tough topics. Often it’s easier and less stressful for children to talk about what’s happening in a book or film than what’s going on in their own lives. Keep in mind, while a resource may be recommended, that doesn’t mean it’s the best resource for your children. Every family’s needs and circumstances are different, be sure to preview books or videos before giving them to your children.
Books Helpful for Kids:
It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky – For ages 3-6 years old
Two Homes by Claire Masurel – For ages 3-6 years old
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst – For ages 3-6 years old
Mom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci – For ages 10 -12 years old
Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life by Barbara Dee For ages 12-14 years old : Fiction
Books Helpful for Parents:
Divorce Book for Parents: Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce and its Aftermath by Vicki Lansky
The Good Divorce by Constance R. Ahrons
We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have to Say About Their Parents’ Divorce by Constance R. Ahrons
Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman
Child Custody: Building Parenting Agreements that Work by Mimi Lyster Zemmelman
Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life by Sam Margulies
Home Will Never Be the Same Again, A Guide for Adult Children of Gray Divorce by Carol R. Hughes, Ph.D., LMFT and Bruce Fredenburg
Co-parenting 101: Helping Your Kids Thrive in Two Households after Divorce by Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas
Divorce Mediation Answer Book by Carol A. Butler, Dolores D. Walker
Divorce Without Court: A Guide to Mediation & Collaborative Divorce by Katherine E. Stoner
Our Happy Divorce: How Ending Our Marriage Brought Us Closer Together by Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond
www.uptoparents.org – A site designed to support separated and divorced parents. I encourage all separated parents to do the parenting work on this website.
www.ourfamilywizard.com – Communication tools designed to aid divorced or separated parents communicate and share information about your family.
www.Splitfilm.org – For kids 6-12 years old. Each year millions of children are left to manage their parent’s divorce often on their own or with little support.